Bill Simmons' "Music Box" documentary series includes "Listening to Kenny G" and "Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss."
The fest's lineup is full of docs looking for a distributor, first-time filmmakers and known directors who've never been invited.
'Faya Dayi' 'President' 'Writing With Fire' lead other smaller docs on the Oscar shortlist.
Amy Poehler spoke to Variety about her latest directorial feature film, a documentary about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Madeleine Carter began shooting the documentary in 2018 and kept the cameras rolling through the congressman's traumatic year
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews…
‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’ Director W. Kamau Bell Braces for Blowback From Defenders of the Disgraced Star
W. Kamau Bell expected Bill Cosby to respond to the four-part Showtime docuseries that Bell has produced about the pioneering but now disgraced entertainer. But Bell was surprised by how Cosby…
One of the most controversial movies to emerge from this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a documentary called “Jihad Rehab,” which follows a group of former Guantanamo Bay detainees. Directed…
Back in the 1980s, former HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins saw an opportunity in the nonfiction short format. “I was watching the Academy Awards one night and there was this…
In the streaming age, documentary filmmakers, once the long-suffering artists working in obscurity to finish self-funded passion projects, have become rock stars. Deep-pocketed platforms like Netflix
In “Downfall: The Case Against Boeing,” director Rory Kennedy investigates two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that occurred within five months of each other in 2018 and 2019 that killed a combined…
Jackie Robinson West Little League Scandal Chronicled in ‘One Golden Summer’ Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)
The story of the 2014 Jackie Robinson West little league baseball team’s championship run and subsequent downfall will be chronicled in the feature-length documentary “One Golden…
This year at the Sundance Film Festival, three feature documentaries — Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee’s “Aftershock,” Reid Davenport’s “I Didn’t See You There” and Isabel Castro’s “Mija” — share…
Ondi Timoner has already won two Sundance grand jury prizes for her documentaries. But she is especially nervous about screening “Last Flight Home” at this year’s virtual festival. “It’s a…
Variety editors ranked top documentaries about Hollywood -- films that examine productions gone out of control and key figures behind the scenes.
These nonfiction tales also serve as vessels for processing the complicated nature of the human experience.
To help documentary lovers navigate this crowded sector, Variety has assembled a calendar of TV and film documentary premiere dates that will be updated regularly.
Here are some of the best politically relevant documentaries to help make sure you're up to speed on the historical background of some of the most important issues.